Monday, December 13, 2010
Hold Onto The Vision - Part II
I'm convinced the root is fear. With all the rejection in this industry, guarding against this enemy provides a special challenge.
I can only speak for myself, but I often wonder if I have what it takes to be a published author. Am I good enough? Oh, I can read craft books and write, write, write, but do I have that spark that grabs a reader and doesn't let go until the last page?
Yet, in my heart of hearts, I know God's called me to write. In the face of rejection, whose report will I choose to believe? Years ago, a Bible School teacher gave this anagram on fear:
Allow that to sink deep into your spirit. It will affect not only your writing, but also your entire life. I choose to believe the report of the Lord.
Have you ever dissected the root cause of your discouragement? Your wisdom and experience might help another writer.